The derailment involving five cars of an Empire Builder train occurred Saturday afternoon near Joplin, Mont.
At least three people were killed and 50 others injured after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, prompting rescuers to react frantically to evacuate passengers from cars, officials said.
Amtrak said that on five cars Empire Builder The train derailed around 4 pm local time. “About 147 passengers and 13 crew members were on board,” Amtrak said in a statement.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said three people were confirmed dead.